TABLE 2

Phenotypes associated with Mitf alleles and combinations

AlleleMitf+Mitfmi-spMitfmi-rwMitfmi-ewMitfmi-vga9MitfMi-bMitfMi-WhMitfMi-orMitfmi
Mitfmi-spNormalNormal
Mitfmi-rwNormalWhite belly spotWhite, black headspot; small eyes
Mitfmi-ewNormalWhite belly, head and feet; gray coatWhite; very small eyesWhite; very small eyes
Mitfmi-vga9NormalWhite spots; normal-size eyesWhite, black headspot; small eyesWhite; very small eyesWhite; very small eyes
MitfMi-bDiluted brownish fur; pale ears and tailDilute coat color; normal-size eyesWhite with spots; normal-size eyesWhite; normal-size eyesWhite; normal-size eyesWhite; normal-size eyes
MitfMi-WhWhite belly spot; diluted coat colorTan with white spots; normal-size eyesWhite with tan headspots; eyes of reduced sizeWhite; normal-size eyesWhite; normal-size eyesLight tan, white spots; normal-size eyesWhite; small eyes
MitfMi-orWhite belly spotWhite with fading spotsWhite; very small eyesWhite; very small eyesWhite; very small eyesWhite; normal-size eyesWhite; normal-size eyesWhite; very small eyes; osteopetrosis
MitfmiSmall belly or head spotWhite with spots; normal-size eyesWhite; very small eyesWhite; very small eyesWhite; very small eyesWhite; normal-size eyesWhite; normal-size eyesWhite; very small eyes; osteopetrosisWhite; very small eyes; osteopetrosis
  • Eye size and coat color were assayed for each combination of alleles.